Welcome to 7th Grade Music at MCCPS!
For second term, the 7th graders created electronic music on Soundtrap (thanks to a Friends of Marblehead Grant) and made PSA’s with music attached. Now, they are moving onto rhythm ensembles.
In 7th grade music we cover the state standards including Composing/Improvisation, Singing, Playing Instruments, Critical Response, and Reading Music/Music Notation.
Although subject to change, due to integration and based off meetings with teachers, these are the units that are typically covered in 7th grade.
Ukulele Unit: reading, playing, and singing a variety of song in small and large ensembles. Student form bands and compose songs (topics based of integration)
Classical Music: reading piano music at various levels based off the the classical greats. Listening activities and music history are also covered.
Music Technology: Soundtrap is an electronic arranging program and Flatio is a music notation program where compose pieces and write about what the music means.
7th grade music meets twice a week with opportunities for extra music classes. There are many opportunities for extra music classes here in addition to the general 45 minute blocks twice a week. This is in addition to guitar, percussion, musicals and more. Below are a few options for you:
The MCCPS Chorus meets Mondays and Fridays from 7:30-8:15am in the music room under the direction of Adria Smith. Chorus members are expected to practice, attend rehearsals, and perform at the concerts, including the Six Flags Trip in June. Classes will start Sep. 15th and will remain open for enrollment for during first term. This is optional and no extra charge, except the field trip.
The MCCPS Strings meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:15am in the music room under the direction of Ashley Offret. Ashley.email@example.com Advanced Strings will meet during Monday enrichment. Strings instruments include viola, violin, cello, and bass. For rentals contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The MCCPS Honors Band meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:15am in the music room under the direction of Adria Smith. Honors Band members are expected to practice, attend rehearsals, and perform at the concerts, including the Six Flags Trip. Classes will start Sep. 5th and will remain open for enrollment for during first term. This is optional and no extra charge except the field trip. Step-up instruments (better quality) are encouraged. Concert band instruments include: oboe, flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, French horn, and drums. Drummers need drumsticks at every rehearsal and concert (no need to bring the drums to school). Clarinet and saxophone players will need #2 or #2 1/2 reeds.
Advanced Jazz Band meets Friday enrichment and requires improvisation.
Rentals can be arranged online at www.musicarts.com or www.NeedhamMusic.com and the instruments will be delivered and returned through the school. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. Concert dates are January 17th and June 13th. Contact me with any questions email@example.com
Sincerely, Mrs. Adria Smith MCCPS Music Director
Name the song, composer, and artist.
- Research two facts about the song.
- Name something interesting about the recording using appropriate music terms